The very first Concave Earth Sessions has officially been posted on Youtube.com and is currently under review at iTunes Podcasts. Refer here for podcast before it is on iTunes concaveearthsessions.podomatic.com
The Concave Earth Sessions is a new show by Concave Earth pioneer Steven Christopher. In this very first podcast of the show Steven speaks with myself, Damian Nix (Iconoclast of ALTNEWS.INFO), and Jon Deveaugh of concaveearth.blogspot.com about their thoughts on the science and the philosophy of the concave earth model.
The goal of the podcast is to bring thinking minds together to discuss this most astounding subject that may revolutionize our understanding of our cosmos.
Don't you dare run from a psychopath, if he happens to be wearing a badge.
This psychopath, Michael Thomas Slager is getting charged with murder.
I can’t even believe I am now watching police snuff videos daily in this country. Every day it seems, a new murder at the hands of the State. Some instances of force I can justify as lawful self defense in favor of officers, but MOST lately that I’ve seen appear to be irrefutable proof that there is a SERIOUS problem with police violence here in this country. The problem is we have a collapsing dollar, the debt system we live in is unsustainable and it MUST crash, and it has only been staved off thus far by printing more money. Unfortunately creating more debt to pay back existing, behemoth debt, is never going to work. The government knows this, and it does its best to clamp down on any rebellion that may be coming by creating these tensions between ‘law enforcement’ and the people, escalating it to the flash point, if it can. Creating stress in the economy, stress in confidence of government, keeping war and its institutions going at all times but never discussing it, creating a security state that monitors and records your every move, these things will tend to depress and chill a populace into acquiescence to their evil control scheme and make complicit everyone, so no one can be held to account.
We have taken the concept of security way out of control and it has created a panic and fear response from everyone. A normal civilization doesn’t have its peacekeepers shooting people in the back, who’s ‘crime’ happened to be running away from their attacking, aggressive ‘authority’. Only collapsing ones do. The water line is approaching… Are there any lifeboats left at this point? Probably not. It certainly isn’t Rand Paul, or anyone else you can vote for.
So, I read today that Senator Palpatine, er Feinstein, wants to purge the Anarchist Cookbook from the Web and by proxy, set a precedent to censor free speech. So in honor of this most prolific troll (who the fuck keeps electing you?) a big FUCK YOU from all of us at AltNews; Here is a free copy of the Anarchist Cookbook for one and all. We encourage you to spread it freely, post it to your social media and websites. Down with tyrants. Long live freedom of speech.
The size and scope of the control center of the world is completely unfathomable to the average human being. It is only through incredible amounts of research does one begin to put the dots together to form a picture of the world in which we live. One who has a discerning mind realizes sooner or later that the state is demonstrably horrifying, and it murders us with impunity because it thinks… Or it knows, that THEY are our OWNERS. Who They are seems to be nebulous to whoever you ask. Some sub-intelligences will rail against a party. It’s the Democrats fault. It’s the Republicans fault. It’s the feminists fault. It’s the patriarchy. It’s the blacks. It’s the whites. Bickering and dividing amongst factions that mean nothing. These elite who wrote the Secret Covenant make their mission clear:
They don’t mix blood with us ‘profane’ masses. They rule us absolutely. But. They fear us, because if we ever figured out their deception… We’d not allow this. Thier rule is implicit upon mind control. Wake. Up.
But be warned… The following video shows the mindset of the elite. These are the people we’re against when we align with truth. They are ruthless. But we all know their names. We know where they live.
Now, people… greet the soul of your captors. See the real faces of your masters:
“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic” – Dresden James
This is an incredible journey that life takes us through. The process of understanding about life begins at birth and throughout to death. We go to our graves still in awe of the profound amount of things we could never explain, or make sense of. However, if one is observant to the world around them, they can tell that something is amiss with the way things have been explained to them. The questions always start small and end up avalanching you over until the fine line between intelligence and madness is reached. And some of us push on into the realm of the impossible and improbable, but unrefuted science possibility. Cosmology is the explanation of the universe in a logical, reasonable manner. Seeking ever to explain the process by which our world works. Many cosmological theories have been postulated over the centuries, and not all stand the test of scientific scrutiny.
But the truth is, the model of the world we have been taught tend toward the trending thoughts of the day, and without much connection or frame of reference, the prevailing thought of the day can seem like the hard truth that cannot be refuted,and that challenging such a belief may lead to harm. For many throughout history, this challenge to accepted reality often did come upon pain of death or inquisition. Mankind is seeking, always seeking for the answer, the unifying theory of it all. The prevailing minds of the day believe a certain way, and lead the mass minds into their conception, or misconception, accuracy or erroneousness, all the while steering the reality of the world through the minds of the people by creating and defining for them, the people’s world.
Many minds are able to hold two opposing ideas within them at the same time, provided the ideas are far enough apart from each other. Bringing them together results in repulsion, as a magnet to a like pole. People can then believe at one level exactly what they are taught to believe by the prevailing elite minds of the day. They memorize facts and figures to look learned to the other people who also have been influenced by the erroneous.
All the while these people are secretly hiding another belief as what they believe to be the true reality and a more rational foundation for the world. For most of us today, this foundation is science, instead of religion. 300 years ago it was the opposite, but that is the back and forth dance between these sets of belief that we can see directly through history.
The foundations of these concepts of our reality come in through decentralized messages. Most of which are being presented through culture, movies, and fiction. The people are taught to hold opposing views in their heads. The messages of science with its hard to understand math and obfuscated data remains in the realm of Authority and Mystery school, and the culture concept enters our minds at the opposite end, the tantalizing, candy side of informational input, the slick entertainment showbiz side of things which is always surrounded by enough glitz and glitter as to make it appear otherworldly and it is because of the division of science to the creative force. The science is held away from understanding, and the story the people ‘want to believe’ are held at a far enough distance away so that the average person is always obfuscated at the true nature of the reality they live in. Who could honestly float a (true) concept he ‘saw on television’ as an explanation of how the world works, because, duh.. Nothing on TV is reality. It’s all glitz and glam and no real substance. Nothing could be further from the truth but because the Hollywood messages are revelations of the method, you’d look like a crackpot if you floated any known storylines as an accurate depiction of reality. But often you can glean a great deal of what is actually true information through fiction.
The James Bond writer, Ian Fleming was an ex MI5 agent who wrote the books he did to expose the truth through the fictional retelling of actual events. He sought through his writing of true events disguised as fiction, the ability to ‘fictionalize to open eyes‘. The process these days, appears to be the exact opposite of this concept, and now the process involves fictionalizing to close eyes, but all the when hiding the truth in tiny proportion to the fantastic.
The alchemical ritual of the revelation of the method principle will always tend to reveal many secrets to those who are observant. But these revelations always show in plausibly deniable sources, like fiction and especially ‘science’ fiction in books and movies and never from official sources. The information that most people tend to seek whenever they have doubts always to have those fears immediately assailed by ‘debunkers’ who’s professional work is to troll truth seekers with disinformation.
Anyone with discernment can see the revelation of the method in our daily lives through symbolism and the messages of pop culture. Read between the lines of our culture, and look into the sky, take a look at what has been done in the process of the ‘great work’ throughout history. Investigate everything. Connect the dots and let’s discover the truth together.
CONCAVE EARTH MODEL
It would appear based on several hard scientific experiments that the reality of a Copernican world is not sustainable in observation and the physics begins to break down at closer inspection. From famous studies of the past, like the Rectilineator geodetic survey and Sagnat’s work, to simply going out and looking and measuring for yourself. Many scientific research experiments have been done to prove the existence of an alternative to the convex earth model which may lead many with a discerning eye to research the various theories that have been postulated over the centuries. One theory that held for many years was the flat earth theory. Minds looking at strange examples that disprove the convex earth model, such as the Wilhelm Martin theodolite experiment might conclude immediately that something is amiss with the measurements that are inconsistent for a convex model earth and can only be explained in a concave model. Now consider that the earth actually doesn’t move, as per what we discovered through the Michelson-Morley experiment which proved that light moves at a constant speed necessary indicated (but the result was tossed), that the earth wasn’t moving.
Such realities would make the average person’s mind recoil in horror as they attempt to reconcile two opposing viewpoints. They got too close together in the mind, and like reversed polarity magnets, they repel hard and fast.
I asked 10 friends what they saw in the Game of Thrones introduction. All ten said they remember the clockwork of the cities being put together, but only 2 of them noted the curvature of the earth of the intro, which is most assuredly concave with a spinning central sun within the Celestial sphere.
Game of Thrones *Extended* Intro Shows Earth is Concave (We live INSIDE): https://youtu.be/8832yDIq2C8
Questions immediately arise about how it could be possible that science has lied to us about something that should be painfully obvious to anyone that looks for this information but he truth is deceptively hard to determine. In October 1983 Omni magazine printed an article called THE HOLLOW EARTH: A MADDENING THEORY THAT CAN’T BE DISPROVED. The article’s principle idea was that the inverse earth model is as easy to explain as using inverse mathematics to explain it.
Could this be an accurate depiction of our universe?
Could this be possible?
One may speculate and one may do some hard science to determine this once and for all. Many unanswered questions human beings have about the cosmos have very simple explanations. Cosmology, in the mainstream, however, tends to want to wrap itself in mystery and what was amount to faith in the spiritual realm. The belief that gravity is a force, for example must be taken on faith, when the force of the aetheric pressure explains it in a much more eloquent way.
The 1901 Tamarack plumb lines diverging indicated that gravity might emanate from above not below. So instead of gravity being a property of matter, it would be in actual fact a property of space or the ether.
One must also then come back to the Rectilineator geodetic survey, and the book Cellular Cosmogony by Cyrus Teed and Ulysses Grant Morrow for more information.
This author will attempt, in the next several posts to explain through pop culture references a story which seems to told again and again. That the universe is small, that God set it up, that there was a flood, that the love of God is warmth and light from the sun, that to be on the suns side is to be called ‘illuminated’, that there is an ending coming that was inescapable, and dreadful. What is the one unifying theme in this procession? Let’s explore!
The 50’s – Admiral Byrd and Antarctica
Admiral Byrd was one of the most respected explorers in our history. He was quite literally the Indiana Jones of his time. He led missions to the north and the South pole. Having found nothing much of interest at the north pole, other than ocean 10,000 ft deep, and mountains 10,000 ft high on the south pole. The admiral took 3 journeys to Antarctica, the last one being on a military ship with all sorts of military gear and vehicles to go to a frozen wasteland. Why military vehicles and supplies? What was there that required a bunch of battleships and military if it was just a resource rich place that was being used for science… Was or is Antarctica a place where it is possible to reach the surface of our planet? Are the Tall Whites members of a race of surface dwellers?
In a TV interview toward the end of his life, Admiral Byrd talked about that Antarctica was rich in resources which he believed to be the new Frontier and that he didn’t expect it to be peaceful for long, namely because it was so rich in resources. Well, as we know, soon after, the ATS (The Antarctic Treaty) was signed.
The Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington on 1 December 1959 by the twelve countries whose scientists had been active in and around Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58. It entered into force in 1961 and has since been acceded to by many other nations.
Thus ended the age of exploration and adventure that Admiral Byrd foresaw in the resource filled land to the south. Forever sealed up and permanently guarded, Antarctica still holds many mysteries which seem to be being held from us.
Johnston Island, Johnston Atoll, 1962
(Read the wiki article on Fishbowl before proceeding)
Something was discovered in Antarctica which lead scientists to some realization. Perhaps the realization of the glass sky, because the next move by the military was the direct assault on the sky spheres with the most powerful nuclear weapons available to mankind.
The sky is literally falling.
Did we race to build a nuke in the 40’s and 50’s because we were anxious to break through the dome we knew was in the sky? Check out the evidence: The missiles were Thor warheads called Bluegill (to break the blue sky barrier), Starfish (for the star layer), Checkmate (for the celestial sphere outer layer, where the moon track is), Kingfish (sun level, celestial sphere impact?) and Tightrope (because it was a Tightrope walk at this point as far as the stability of the spheres, which had been utterly wrecked by then)… If one understands the basic premise of the concave earth model, the mission was incredibly telling in scope. The names of the missiles, if you realize they were breaking into different layers of our central celestial spheres, the clockwork that runs our inner earth, make sense.
1960’s Moon Theatre
The moon landing and space in general was gathering a following. Star Trek was grabbing the minds of young technical people, who were gravitating towards the sciences. NASA was building a braintrust of young minds to work on the cellar dome problem. During Operation Fishbowl, glass had been broken from the sky to clear a path to the moon track layer around the celestial sphere. Perhaps they made it to the moon, but in the model of the concave earth, the moon is tiny, about 30miles wide. Perhaps the thermosphere prevented their actual landing and they had to resort to the filming of important sequences to the narrative. But the truth is that because of the van Allen belts, actual travel to a moon 200+k miles away was impossible. Radiation in the form of intense, hot plasma would have melted the astronauts and their tin can before it got through the wide belt.
Today, we stand at the crossroad of ‘illumination’ or destruction. The freemasonic symbolism we are seeing everywhere tell the story of humanity breaking the cosmos machine. Listen and hear between the lines of pop culture. The revelation of the method says that the sun machine will soon stop, and lock into place with the moon locking into place in front of it, creating a permanent or at least long standing state of darkness upon the earth. The heat of the sun will slowly subside, and the ice from the high heavens will behind to fall, and destroy all above ground on the surface of our inner earth.
Let’s examine a song by Jennifer Lopez, from a recent American Idol performance:
Jennifer Lopez: “Feel the Light” – AMERICAN IDOL XIV:
Analyzing the lyrics, it seems pretty clear to me that this is a message from the sun to our future selves after it stops moving, which it will because as I’ve explained, they have been pummeling the sky, breaking and cracking the glass ceiling… Listen, this verse makes it clear this is the sun talking about superstitions people had about it:
did you expect me to reason with thunder?
Like the sun was thought of as an angry God… then the sun talks of a frozen time when maybe it was weak or a time without the moon.. Or a time without the sun itself?
I still remember when time was frozen
.. ice age? did the sun stop before?
What seemed forever was just a moment
.. of course to us it would have felt like forever without the sun, but to it, it was only a moment. And this is a reassurance that the sun will be back.
Further, in the video, earth flashed onto the floor at this line:
There’s no more waiting,
We’re still worth saving…
So clearly it’s talking about humanity there. Seems almost like a message to the geoengineers, which could be our last hope at this point, who could be trying to heal the severely broken glass spheres in our sky… And then it sounds like the sun goes out for awhile…
Feel the light
Shining in the dark of night
.. the sun clockwork has stopped. The light is gone, blocked by the moon, but in the darkness the heat will still be there to feel. Feel the heat of what once was the light of the sun
Remember what we forgot
I know it’s a longshot
.. how can we remember we had a sun in the sky after a few generations? The idea would be preposterous after some time. A long shot to bring it back after its been damaged by our recklessly banging on its glass sphere. It’s a longshot because, we’d be at the disadvantage of being utterly in the dark. With no light to help us fix the sun light/heat machine at the center of our earth, how can we expect to fix it?
But we’re bringing it all back
We’re bringing it all back
.. the ultimate wish of future humanity, to restore the light of the sun.
And then the sun starts back up again and it remembers… And starts singing again to the new crop of humanity that will emerge from underground:
I still remember when things where broken
But put together the cracks we’re closin’
The cracks in the firmament foolish 20th century military men put into it with their careless nuclear detonation against our fragile life support machine at the center of the earth. This is a message to future humanity…
Let It Go – the elitist murder ballad
I have wanted to analyze the Let It Go lyrics too, those intrigue me. To me, Elsa (‘else’ we change or fix the glass sphere problem IMMEDIATELY), the result is a Frozen world in which this song is the triumphant ballad of the elite who worked to open the spheres of heaven, bringing us to the Black Swan (black sun) event, the stoppage of the sun. The total darkness enveloping the planet. The cold coming from the falling ice in the form of the Megacyrometeors from the heavens, bringing in the new ice age, of total darkness.
The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
(our world is Frozen over)
Not a footprint to be seen
(no people, everyone on the surface has died.)
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I’m the Queen.
(The elite won. They rule the new frozen dead earth.)
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
(the glass is broken in the heavens, the ice has fallen from the glass, the winds and cold are unbearable to anyone on the surface)
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried!
(geoengineering tried and failed to fix the problem of the domes of the sky being blown apart)
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
(divine entities, Angels, Celestials… Don’t let them in – guard the skies and the ground, keep them out of our world… Don’t let them see what we did to the habitat they built for us, that we utterly destroyed it.)
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
(the attitude thus far of the elite, conceal, don’t feel. Get the job of fixing the sky done, and DON’T let the public know the reality of the world in which they live and the severity of the damage human carelessness has done to it! Don’t feel anything for the billions who are going to die.)
Well, now they know!
(can’t stop the information from getting out. The people KNOW)
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door!
(Lament and guilt over the horrible thing the elite has done, dismissal of the emotion associated with the deaths of millions)
I don’t care
What they’re going to say
(history is going to record them as however the elite want them to record them as, because history is written by the victorious, so who cares what anyone says about their plight, or the people who blow the whistle on the reality of how the world works)
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!
(resolve by the elite to continue killing as long as needed to complete the goal, because being cold hearted and evil never bothered them anyway.)
It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all!
(revelation of the method: moon landing was fake, moon is small, maybe 30mi across suspended from the glass sky, the highest point we can get photographs of our earth from, because the earth is concave.)
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
(this is also revelation of the method, telling you they broke through the glass layers of the sky, testing our limits.)
No right, no wrong, no rules for me I’m free!
(this was Satan’s original argument.)
Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry!
(we the elite now have the power of this world under control and we have no regret for the way we got here, through murder and force)
Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on!
(Satan rules and the world will remain cold and frozen without the light God. No light and no heat from the broken sun machine at the center of the celestial sphere)
My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
(giving in to the power of evil, cold, darkness, power stretching from air to ground, the mathematics of spirals and fractals, infinity… )
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back,
The past is in the past!
(we the elite have finally defeated light, and there is no going back to the light, the sun, the light of God, and we will assure the new world order continues, we will never go back to the past – overpopulation, climate problems, etc)
Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
(I, Lucifer, the false sun will now rise. I rise in the morning, I am Lucifer, the morning star. The illumination of my light will ONLY provide a tiny amount of light, but never heat and nothing holy or sacred. Just a cold light to briefly light your much shortened day)
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone!
(the “perfect girl” is the Virgin birth mythos of the sun religion, Christianity.)
Here I stand
In the light of day
(again, the short, false day lit by the cold Lucifer star.)
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!
(the last affirmation of the elite washing their hands of the blood that covers them, for the deaths of billions in their arrogance and haughty certainty that they knew what they were doing when they exploded the glass in our sky and set into motion the event we will see soon.)
Let us be extra vigilant when we look for evidence of the revelation of the method in popular entertainment, and look for this message of an icy end coming as a result of the sun stopping. Once you look, you’re going to find it everywhere. Do you remember
this movie? To this author, it represents the plan B employed by, remember the brain trust of technical people who went to work on the dome problem? This author is firmly of the belief that the latest information about CERN attempting to open a portal to a parallel dimension is absolutely an inverse solution to the military’s utter lack of ability to penetrate the Celestial sphere by force, using nukes. Instead, CERN seeks to create a portal into the celestial sphere. To complete Nimrods mission to meet God. The meet the architect.
The Matrix Reloaded, The Architect
This scene is an alchemical revelation of the method and the ultimate goal of humanity. To meet our maker. Despite all the risks.
Americans, and the rest of the world in general, are told very little about drone strikes, and are largely left in the dark as to the method in which they operate. Most people are under the incorrect assumption that there is some precision to using this method to assassinate a “terrorist”. But the strike is only as good as the intelligence fed into it. How would Americans feel knowing that their government, in their name kills a score of men, women and children for every attack they make, and that most of the time, the attack on the intended target is not successful?
A recent study by a UK based institute called Reprieve has determined that for every “bad guy” the US goes after, some 28 unknown people, women, men, children, are unilaterally terminated in the process. The group found that in many cases, the media went on to report that the subject had been killed, which in fact was a complete fabrication. A cover up, and a silencing of the suffering of countless people who had their lives turned upside down by the loss of a mother, a child, a husband. The fact of the matter remains today that the policy of drone strikes in foreign countries is creating a situation that is building more hatred and animosity than it is solving in the world.
In a recent Guardian article, it was asserted that “Attempts to kill 41 men resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,147 people, as of 24 November.”
Can anyone really say that none of the friends and family of those 1147, or the countless others who have been killed since the atrocious middle east conflicts began? Could anyone really not see the rise of ISIS under the conditions the US left the region in? Ron Paul has been saying the same thing for 30 years, regarding what he calls “Blowback”, being the definition of the rise of resistance to the aggression of another power.
The US has held too much influence in the region, artificially conflating and deflating the cost of the precious black gold that gushes forth from the sands in the area, working in collusion with the major exporters to keep the numbers game always in their favor. They operate under the guise of fighting “terrorism”, when in reality, the “terrorism” that occurs in the region is a direct result of their meddling policy that results in family after family raising their own fists in resistance and swearing retaliation for a lost loved one.
One piece of incredibly befuddling information surrounding this story is that each of the 41 men being hunted by the US drone machine had actually been reported dead at one time. 7 of them are actually still alive. The inability of the US drone machine to actually accomplish a “precise” strike is not being covered, and never will be. The memory hole in the public conscious is very strong. A report someone somewhere heard about some strike in a far away land that took out the “Jack of Hearts” or the “Ace of Clubs” will be all that person needs to stand at the watercooler on Monday morning in the office and defend the drone strikes, being the ultimate apologist for the horrific, completely arbitrary collateral damage to another country and the lives of its inhabitants.
The price of foreign entanglements is less overall security, certainly less freedom, and a continuation of a mindless culture of death and perpetual war. This can only lead to a country tenuously teetering at the edge of a moral high ground pretending to police the world. That country is inevitably pulled, screaming, from its perch and laid to waste.
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Author Robert Anson Heinlein, (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) deserves a special page within my site. Robert Heinlein’s writings helped inspire many people, including this author, to embrace the ideas of minimal government and freedom. His highly thought out and articulate contributions to the idea of libertarianism are certainly worth a mention in any space where ideas such as these are espoused.
Robert Heinlein Quotes
“The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’”
“‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome.”
“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.”
“There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.”
“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot…”
“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, ‘This you may not read, this you must not know,’ the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
“Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.”
“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”
“The first principle of freedom is the right to go to hell in your own handbasket.”
“Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.”
“Stupidity cannot be cured. Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death. There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”
“Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.”
“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.”
“A managed democracy is a wonderful thing… for the managers… and its greatest strength is a ‘free press’ when ‘free’ is defined as ‘responsible’ and the managers define what is ‘irresponsible’.”
“If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for … but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong.”
“The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness.”
“The three-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages, and mathematics. Equipped with those three you can learn anything you want to learn. But if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots.”
It turns out that the very same super storm now pounding the east coast was planned for in 1997, even given the same name. Most of what is stated in the 1997 simulation has turned out to be nearly 100% accurate. This is too odd to be coincidence, don’t you think?
Westchester County Communications Officer Sandy Fried, an Amateur Radio operator and ODES staff member, had recently attended a training seminar at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Part of the training was a simulation using data from the Hurricane of 1938 that caused major losses on Long Island and in Westchester. The texts of the simulated bulletins, forecasts, discussions and strike probabilities along with the hurricane’s track were sent home with the seminar attendees. We named the simulated hurricane after Sandy, who incidentally was nine years old during the real Hurricane of 1938.
These texts were used as the drill stimulus. They were time-shifted to simulate land-fall around 6pm on Saturday, October 4th. Working backward from this time, we used these texts to generate and automatically update a World Wide Web status page (http://www.weca.org/SET) and send email to the Westchester ARES/RACES email reflector and fax to the County Emergency Operations center at the times that the National Weather Service would normally have sent them.
Figure 4: Web Page at 5 a.m. October 3, 1997
Figure 5: Simulated Hurricane Sandy Track at 2 p.m. October 4, 1997
Figure 6: Simulated Hurricane Sandy Bulletin at 5 a.m. October 4, 1997
CBS News affiliate calls 2012 presidential race for Barack Obama weeks ahead of election
The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack Obama.
For 17 seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting. The lower third graphic appeared around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, during an episode of “The People’s Court.”
The CBS News graphic showed Obama winning the election with 43 percent of the vote nationwide to Romney’s 40 percent -– or 40,237,966 votes to 38,116,216. It is unclear who garnered the other 17 percent in the fictional election results.
KPHO’s general manager did not return The Daily Caller’s request for comment by time of publication.
UPDATE 12:10 p.m.:
Michele Wallace of KPHO told TheDC that this was the result of a mistake made with a test graphic:
“On Friday October 19th during a test of KPHO- CBS 5’s election returns software we inadvertently aired a test graphic for about 15 seconds in an episode of Peoples Court,” Wallace said. “The mistake was caught quickly and taken off the screen. With the election about 2 weeks away, the TV station routinely tests its equipment to ensure our viewers have the very latest’s results on election night. We regret the error and apologize to any viewer who was confused by the mistake.”
First of all, download or print these instructions. Keep them with your survival gear, if you have prepared one.
Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.
This is what happened in Egypt Jan. 25, 2012 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government cut off approximately 88 percent of the country’s internet access. What do you do without internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network. Here’s a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing.
MAKE YOUR NETWORK TANGIBLE
Print out your contact list, so your phone numbers aren’t stuck in the cloud. Some mail services like Gmail allow you to export your online contact list in formats that are more conducive to paper, such as CSV or Vcard, and offer step-by-step guides on how to do this.
BROADCAST ON THE RADIO
CB Radio:Short for “Citizens Band” radio, these two-way radios allow communication over short distances on 40 channels. You can pick one up for about $20 to $50 at Radio Shack, and no license is required to operate it.
Ham radio:To converse over these radios, also known as “amateur radios,” you have to obtain an operator’s license from the FCC. Luckily, other Wired How-To contributors have already explained exactly what you need to do to get one and use it like a pro. However, if the President declares a State of Emergency, use of the radio could be extremely restricted or prohibited.
GMRS:The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a licensed land-mobile FM UHF radio service in the United States available for short-distance two-way communication. It is intended for use by an adult individual who possesses a valid GMRS license, as well as his or her immediate family members… They are more expensive than the walkie-talkies typically found in discount electronics stores, but are higher quality.
Family Radio Service:The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie-talkie radio system authorized in the United States since 1996. This personal radio service uses channelized frequencies in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band. It does not suffer the interference effects found on citizens’ band (CB) at 27 MHz, or the 49 MHz band also used by cordless phones, toys, and baby monitors.
Micro-broadcasting:Micro-broadcasting is the process of broadcasting a message to a relatively small audience. This is not to be confused with low-power broadcasting. In radio terms, it is the use of low-power transmitters to broadcast a radio signal over the space of a neighborhood or small town. Similarly to pirate radio, micro-broadcasters generally operate without a license from the local regulation body, but sacrifice range in favor of using legal power limits.
Packet Radio Back to the ’90s: There do exist shortwave packet-radio modems. These are also excruciatingly slow, but may get your e-mail out. Like ham radio above it requires a ham radio license because they operate on ham radio frequencies.
Set up a phone tree:According to the American Association of University Women, a phone tree is “a prearranged, pyramid-shaped system for activating a group of people by telephone” that can “spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people.” Dig out that contact list you printed out to spread the message down your pyramid of contacts.
Enable Twitter via SMS:Though the thought of unleashing the Twitter fire hose in your text message inbox may seem horrifying, it would be better than not being able to connect to the outside world at all. The Twitter website has full instructions on how to redirect tweets to your phone.
Call to Tweet: A small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company Google acquired recently, made this idea a reality. It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to the Twitter account, speak2tweet.
If you need to quickly send and receive documents with lengthy or complex instructions, phone conversations may result in misunderstandings, and delivering the doc by foot would take forever. Brush the dust off that bulky old machine, establish a connection by phone first with the recipient to make sure his machine is hooked up, then fax away.
You may not need a fax machine to send or receive faxes if your computer has a dial-up fax application.
NON-VIRTUAL BULLETIN BOARD
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the virtual world that we forget about resources available in the real world. Physical bulletin boards have been used for centuries to disseminate information and don’t require electricity to function. If you are fortunate enough to be getting information from some other source why not share it with your friends and neighbors with your own bulletin board? Cork, magnetic and marker bulletin boards are as close as your nearest dime store and can be mounted just about anywhere. And if push comes to shove you can easily make your own with scrap wood lying around the house.
Getting back online – While it might be relatively easy for a government to cut connections by leveraging the major ISPs, there are some places they wouldn’t get to so readily, like privately-owned networks and independent ISPs.
FIND THE PRIVATELY RUN ISPs
In densely populated areas, especially in central business districts and city suburbs there are multiple home WiFi networks overlapping each other, some secure, some not. If there is no internet, open up your WiFi by removing password protection: If enough people do this it’s feasible to create a totally private WiFi service outside government control covering the CBD, and you can use applications that run Bonjour (iChat on Mac for example) to communicate with others on the open network and send and receive documents. **needs more clarification
If you are a private ISP, it’s your time to shine. Consider allowing open access to your Wi-Fi routers to facilitate communication of people around you until the grid is back online.
RETURN TO DIAL-UP
According to an article in the BBC about old tech’s role in the Egyptian protests, “Dial-up modems are one of the most popular routes for Egyptians to get back online. Long lists of international numbers that connect to dial-up modems are circulating in Egypt thanks to net activists We Re-Build, Telecomix and others.”
Dial-up can be slow. Often, there is a lightweight mobile version of a site that you can load from your desktop browser quickly despite the limitations of dial-up. Examples: mobile.twitter.com, m.facebook.com, m.gmail.com.
Most wireless routers, PCs, laptops, and even some ultramobile devices like cellphones have the ability to become part of an “ad hoc” network, where different “nodes” (all of the devices on the network) share the responsibility of transmitting data with one another. These networks can become quite large, and are often very easy to set up. If used properly by a tech-savvy person, such networks can be used to host temporary websites and chat rooms. There are many internet tutorials on the internet for ad hoc networking, so feel free to Google some.
Apple computers tend to have very accessible ad hoc functionality built in, including a pre-installed chat client (iChat) that will automatically set up an ad hoc “Rendezvous” chatroom among anybody on the network, without the need for an external service like AIM or Skype. Ad hoc network-hosting functionality is built in to the Wi-Fi menu.
Windows computers have several third-party ad hoc chat applications available (such as Trillian) and setting up an ad hoc Wi-Fi network is almost as simple as on a Mac.
Linux operating systems, of course, have plenty of third-party apps available, and most distros have ad hoc network-creation support built in.
BUILD LARGE BRIDGED WIRELESS NETWORK
Using popular wireless access point devices like a Linksys WRT54G, you can create a huge wireless bridged network — effectively creating a Local Area Network (LAN), or a private Internet that can be utilized by all users within range using a Wi-Fi enabled device.
You can also link multiple devices together wirelessly, extending the range of your network. Most access points will cover a 100 meter area and if your wireless device is built to support the 802.11n wireless standard, you will get almost a 500 meter coverage area for each access point.
To build a wireless bridge, check out the dd-wrt wiki, and learn how to configure Linksys WRT54G as a wireless client using this Anandtech thread.
A used DS family device can be purchased inexpensively. In addition to wi-fi, the DS supports its own wireless protocols. Using Pictochat, it is possible to chat with nearby DS users without having any DS games. Unfortunately, the range is quite short.
Some games, such as the fourth generation Pokemon games, support mail items. Thus you can send your message under the guise of just playing a game. Mail items can be sent through the Internet if you can get on the net and you and your partner(s) have each other’s friend codes.
The original DS and the DS Lite do support the Opera web browser, but finding the game card and memory pack may be very difficult. Starting with the DSi, Opera is downloadable.
Your computer has the ability to set up your own INTRANET. This was done BEFORE the internet was popularized in two ways: Your computer dialed up other computers and sent them the contents of a message board, or local people people dialed into your computer. A nationwide system can be set up this way with a central location sending to many cities then each city sending out the info locally.
If you’re going to post government secrets on your work-around site, you may want to set up an untraceable account. Really, you only need a mail drop, an assumed name, a prepaid credit card you can get at many stores to set up service.
GET SATELLITE ACCESS
You can have very, very slow internet if you have something similar to an Iridium phone, which would allow you to do dial up at 2400 baud, which at least gives you e-mail. This will also work when your government has shut down GSM and telephone access, and will work pretty much anywhere on the planet. If you’re in the right place, get yourself KA-SAT access which is satellite broadband and will not be routed through any internet exchange that certain local governments may monitor or block (unless that government is part of EU or er … Uncle Sam.
BACK TO BASICS
Make some noise: Have an air horn or other loud instrument handy. It may just come down to being able to alert people in your local geographic area, who would otherwise be unaware of an emergency. You may also want to learn a bit about Morse code and have a cheat sheet available.
The nighttime attack, in which a suicide assault team penetrated the perimeter of Camp Bastion, a sprawling base in the Desert of Death in Helmand province, resulted in the death of two ISAF soldiers. Eight other ISAF troops and a civilian contractor were wounded in the attack. Fourteen members of the assault team were killed and one more was wounded and captured.
“The attack commenced just after 10 p.m. when approximately 15 insurgents executed a well-coordinated attack against the airfield on Camp Bastion,” ISAF said in a statement that provided additional details on the attack. “The insurgents, organized into three teams, penetrated at one point of the perimeter fence.”
The members of the jihadist assault team were “dressed in U.S. Army uniforms and armed with automatic rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests.”
Once inside the perimeter, the assault team “attacked coalition fixed and rotary wing aircraft parked on the flight line, aircraft hangars and other buildings.”
ISAF confirmed that six AV-8B Harrier strike aircraft “were destroyed” and two more “were significantly damaged.” Although ISAF did not state which country owned flew the aircraft, the US Marine Corps is the only military branch flying Harriers in Afghanistan. The aircraft cost an estimated $30 million each.
Additionally, “three coalition refueling stations were also destroyed. Six soft-skin aircraft hangars were damaged to some degree.”
ISAF said on the day of the attack that it “has determined that despite the damage, there will be no impact to ground or air operations from Camp Bastion.”
However, a US Marine aviation officer familiar with operations in southern Afghanistan disagreed. The Harriers are used to provide close air support for Coalition forces conducting combat and counterinsurgency operations in the south, and with eight of the aircraft taken offline, there will be less to support these missions.
“Our resources in the south — including aircraft — are already stretched,” the officer told The Long War Journal. “We couldn’t afford this loss, and our troops on the ground are going to feel this.”
Friday’s complex attack on Bastion is very similar to a host of other assaults on major bases in Afghanistan and Pakistan that have taken place over the years. An alliance of jihadist groups, that include the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban, al Qaeda, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and other terror groups have penetrated bases and targeted aircraft and other personnel. [See LWJ report, Jihadists launch complex assault on Camp Bastion in Helmand, for a list of the more significant attacks since 2009.] Correction/update: the article was updated to note that the Harriers were from the US Marine Corps. The British military retired its Harriers two years ago. In the past, Harriers were stationed in Afghanistan.
Occupy celebrates its one-year anniversary Monday, and many of the groups who have gotten involved over the past year will be going all out. These groups’ goals– including ending unjust foreclosures, fighting displacement of queer people and homeless people, and taking back power from banks and the one percent– are a lot to achieve in one year. But they’ve made great stride. They’ll celebrate, and commit to another year of action, on Monday.
Occupy Bernal , Occupy Noe and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment will put the pressure on banks that continue to foreclose on San Franciscans despite widespread evidence of fraud and a city resolution calling for a moratorium on foreclosures. At noon, they will hold a rally highlighting the ways that the foreclosure crisis disproportionately affects seniors, veterans and disabled people- find them at 401 Van Ness. At 3pm they will rally One Market Plaza, the officers of Fortress Investment Group board co-chair Peter Briger, infamous amongst the “foreclosure fighters” for his role in selling off distressed home mortgage debt.
In the Castro, Community Not Commodity , the coalition that formed around an Occupride march protesting the corporate takeover of the Gay Pride Parade and continues to fight “increased rent, foreclosures and evictions, and the displacement of queer and homeless youth.” They will meet up at 2pm at 18th and Castro for a speak-out, followed by a march on the banks at 3 and a sit-in protesting sit-lie at Harvey Milk Plaza.
Also at 2pm, Occupy Oakland is throwing a street party. They’ll converge at Embarcadero and Market at Justin Herman Plaza (renamed Bradley Manning Plaza by the people from Occupy San Francisco, whose encampment stood there for three months last fall.) Organizers advise: stay tuned for Oct. 10, the one-year anniversary of Occupy Oakland.
But Occupy San Francisco didn’t start at Justin Herman Plaza. It started Sept. 17, 2011 at 555 California, outside the building that houses the Bank of America west coast headquarters along with Goldman Sachs offices. It’s there that everyone will converge at 5pm for a raucous casserole-style march with the Brass Liberation Orchestra, followed by guerilla movie screenings, food to share, and a debt burning: “bring dept papers (BYOD) to burn symbolically,” say organizers.
Can’t wait for tomorrow? Occupy SF hosts a day of poetry and speakers at Justin Herman Plaza today. The Human Be In , the unpermitted music and skillshare festival that brought hundreds to play music, teach workshops, and “transform space” in a dusty spot near Ocean Beach yesterday continues through tonight. Occupy Bay Area United is also throwing a rally and teach–in focused on corporate greed starting outside 555 California at 7pm.
TEHRAN — The top commander in Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Sunday that his country’s missiles will ensure “nothing will remain” of Israel if it takes military action against Tehran over its controversial nuclear program.
Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari also warned that Iran might close the Straits of Hormuz if it is attacked, withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and hit U.S. bases in the Middle East.
Such warnings and references to Israel’s destruction have been made before by Iranian officials. But Gen. Jafari’s comments to a Tehran news conference were an unusually detailed, strongly worded and comprehensive listing of the means that Iran says it has to retaliate against a strike on its nuclear facilities.
The U.S. and Israel have left open the possibility of such a strike if Iran does not back down from what they say are a push to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
“Our response to Israel is clear: I think nothing will remain of Israel (should it attack Iran). Given Israel’s small land area and its vulnerability to a massive volume of Iran’s missiles, I don’t think any spot in Israel will remain safe,” he said.
He said Iran’s response to any attack will begin near the Israeli border. The Islamic Republic has close ties with militants in Gaza and Lebanon, both of whom have rocket arsenals that could be used for cross-border strikes.
He said he did not believe however that Israel would attack on its own. Should the U.S. launch a strike, Jafari suggested that Iran could respond with missile salvos at U.S. bases in the Gulf.
“The US military bases sprawled around Iran are considered a big vulnerability. Even the missile shields that they have set up, based on information we have, could only work for a few missiles but when exposed to a massive volume of missiles, the shields will lose their efficiency and will not work,” he said.
He also said that Iran warned that oil shipments through the strategic Strait of Hormuz will be in jeopardy if a war breaks out between Iran and the United States. Iranian officials have previously threatened to close the waterway, the route for a fifth of the world’s oil, but less frequently in recent months.
“If a war breaks out where one side is Iran and the other side is the West and U.S., it’s natural that a problem should occur in the Strait of Hormuz. Export of energy will be harmed. It’s natural that this will happen,” he said.
Gen. Jafari said that, if attacked, Iran will no longer be committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, under whose terms U.N. inspectors visit Iranian nuclear sites. He said however that this does not mean that Iran would build a nuclear weapon.
“If the world and international organizations fail to prevent such an attack, it’s natural that Iran’s commitments (to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty) would naturally change and the situation would be different from the past. These are the risks and consequences that such an attack will bring about, and these matters would be a deterrent.”
Jafari’s comments come as U.S.-led naval forces from the West and Arab allies gather for naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf that include mine-sweeping exercises.